Presently, statistics resides inside the document root: /var/www/clients/<clientNNN>/<webNNN>/web/stats I need to to have the statistics (either AWStats or Webalizer) to reside outside of the document root. Several reasons exist for this: Some customers have Joomla and its .htaccess prevents the /stats directory from being accessed. A 404 error is thrown. Some customers have their own /stats directory under the /web directory for other purposes. They still want website statistics, but with a name that doesn't conflict with their existing website designs. It would seem to be better privacy management to have this data outside of the document root. I think an appropriate location would be: /var/www/clients/<clientNNN>/<webNNN>/stats Does ISPConfig make this possible? Otherwise: Can you suggest how I can modify the .htaccess file that Joomla installs to completely ignore the /stats directory. I've tried the following, but it hasn't worked: RewriteRule ^/stats(/|$) - [L] Can you suggest how I can change the name of the directory from /stats to some other name?